John R. Wright, Jr., Ph.D., CSTM, CLSSGB, CSCE, F.ATMAE
Professor of Automation & Electronics Technologies & NFMT Program Coordinator
ATMAE Charles W. Keith Recipient
Department of Applied Engineering, Safety, & Technology
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
717-871-7235
john.wright@millersville.edu

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:

Wright, J. R., Jr., Buchanan W. W., & Wright, J. R. (2020). Is the engineering technology profession ready for a name change to applied engineering? [Blinded, Peer-Refereed Journal Article]. Journal of Technology, Management & Applied Engineering (JTMAE) 36(1).

Wright, J. R., Jr., Ginter, E. S., David, B. G., Kilbourne, B. J., & Wells, J. R. (2019). Intermediate programming methodologies for manipulating modern humanoid robots [Blinded, Peer-Refereed Journal Article]. Universal Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6(4).

Wright, J. R., Jr., Gehron, D. A., Kury, N. J. & Spisak, A. C. (2018). Incorporating machine vision into an industrial robotics course [Blinded, Peer-Refereed National Presentation]. 2018 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Conference Proceedings (Abstract). Kansas City, Missouri.

Gehron, D. A., Kury, N. J., Spisak, A. C. & Wright, J. R., Jr. (2018). Active, real-time object tracking using Cognex machine vision and Mitsubishi industrial robots [Blinded, Peer-Refereed National Presentation]. 2018 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Conference Proceedings (Abstract). Kansas City, Missouri.

 

AENG 101 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINNEERING (G2):

AENG 101 Course Syllabus

AENG 101 Course Schedule

AENG 101 Supplemental Assignments

Triumph of the Nerds Video

Triumph of the Nerds Worksheet

Engineering Investigation Reflection Assignment (1-page Synopsis)

NSPE's Code of Ethics Assignment (1-page Synopsis)

Design Challenges

Autonomous Sumo Robot Design Challenge

Engineering Principles (Programming & Robotics) Lecture (PDF)

Engineering Principles (Electronic/Electrical) Lecture (PDF)

Rube Goldberg Machine Design Challenge

Engineering Principles (Mechanical) Lecture (PDF)

Rubber Duckie Shelter Design Challenge

Engineering Principles (Statics and Strength of Magterials) Lecture (PDF)

Boat Hull Design Challenge

Engineering Principles (Fluidics and Hydrodynamics) Lecture (PDF)

AENG 101 Supplemental Readings

1953 ASEE Preliminary Grinter Report

1955 ASEE Grinter Report

2012 JET Article: Engineering Technologists are Engineers

2014 ATMAE White Paper of the Year: A Meta-analysis of the Skills Gap Dilemma in Today’s Engineering Professions

2018 ASEE Conference Paper: A Brief History of Engineering Technology and a Case for Applied Engineering

2020 JTMAE Article: Is the Engineering Technology Profession Ready for a Name Change to Applied Engineering?

 

AENG 262 SEMICONDUCTOR ELECTRONICS:

AENG 262 Course Syllabus

AENG 262 Course Schedule

Sample Lab Synopsis

PPT Lecture Slides

Ch 8 Solid-State Tranducers Lecture

AENG 262 Supplemental Videos

Thought Control of Robotic Arms Using The BrainGate System (2006)

The Robot-Arm Prosthetic Controlled by Thought (2015)

Brain Implant Allows Man to Feel Touch on Robotic Hand (2016)

Elon Musk's Neuralink Demonstrates Its Brain To Machine Interface (2020)

Neuralink Short Highlight Video (2020)

Diodes! All Sorts of Them and How They Work - Electroboom (?)

How Does a Transistor Work - Veritasium (2013)

How 555 Timers Work (2019)

Surface Mount Soldering 101 (2007)

 

AENG 467 MOBILE ROBOTICS:

AENG 467 Course Sylabus

AENG 467 Course Schedule

AENG 467 Article Review Form

AENG 467 Bonus Article Review Form

AENG Final R&D Project (40%) Info

AENG 467 Assessment Interview Questions - 10%

AENG 467 Team Build/Performance Rubric - 20%

AENG Final Documentation (IGVC Paper) - 10%

Videos

Triumph of the Nerds Video (History of the PC)

Triumph of the Nerds Worksheet

Lectures

Introduction to the Microcontroller Lecture (PDF)

Introduction to Programming Lecture (PDF)

C++ Code Snippets PART I: Inputs for Arduino IDE/Teensy 3.2 Lecture (PDF)

C++ Code Snippets PART II: Outputs for Arduino IDE/Teensy 3.2 Lecture (PDF)

Using Flowcharts for Algorithms Lecture (PDF)

C++ Code Snippets PART III: Serial Com -LCD for Arduino IDE/Teensy 3.2 Lecture (PDF)

Introduction to the OpenMV H7 Machine Vision Camera - Detecting Color (PDF)

R&D Project Resources & Examples

Video of a 2013 Firefighting MU Robot

Spring 2017 Firefighting Robot - Jolly Green Giant (click for video)

Fall 2017 Firefighting Robot - Champion (click for video)

Fall 2019 Class Pic and Class Champions!

Fall 2020 Pics (Avery Dworek - Champion)

Fall 2021 Firefighting Robot Champions (Bobby Kiesel & Kenny Miller)

AENG 467 Sample Final Project Documentation (Elias Peluso & Dan Carpenter, 2021)

AENG 467 Firefighting R&D Project Contest Rules

Teensy Microcontrollers

Soldering Pins to the Teensy Video

Video of Spring 2017 Firefighting Robot R&D Project Development & Competition (AENG 467, Mobile Robotics) by Andrew Miller

OpenMV Website

OpenMV Documentation (from the Website)

OpenMV Software Download (from the Website)

OpenMV Pinout Card

Getting Started with the OpenMV Cam: Machine Vision with MicroPython - Digi-Key Electronics

Color Tacking Performance OpenMV H7 Cam

Color Tracking @30 FPS w/OpenMV Cam M7

Detecting Colors OpenMV Discussion Thread

FAQ: What do the operators <<, >>, &, |, ~, and ^ do?

 

AENG 494 TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT:

AENG 494 Course Syllabus

AENG 494 Course Schedule

Lecture Supplements

Developing Process Flowcharts & Gantt Charts Lecture

HP Stockless Production Training (Pull vs. Push) Video Part 1

HP Stockless Production Training (Pull vs Push) Video Part II

HP Stockless Production Training (Pull vs Push) Video Part III

Lab Instruction Examples

Pareto

Fishbone

Histogram

X-bar R

How to Assess Process Capability using Minitab 17

Sixpack Analysis of Weight (single column data) (Use n=5)

Sixpack Analysis of Pin Diameter

Sixpack Analysis of Ball Joint Stud

Using Normal Assumption for Capability Sixpack Analysis Explained

Using Between/Within for Capability Sixpack Analysis Explained

Graphs for Between/Within Capability Sixpack

Attribute Charts Video (p, np, c & u)

P-chart (use N=48)

Relationship Between Control Limits and Specification Limits

Fractional Factorial (DOE) in Minitab Video

Creating a Factorial Design (DOE) in Minitab Video

Final Project Resources

Final Group Project Rubric / Requirements

Cpk Table (Six Sigma)

ATMAE CTM

CTM General Info

CTM Study Guide

 

 

ATMAE's Organizational Identity/Scope Developed Policy by John Wright

 

 

Some Past Project Pics Below from MU (Click on them!)

 

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My research and teaching interests include semi-autonomous and autonomous mobile robotics development and systems integration.

ATMAE

ATMAE Robotics (I Love Robots!)

EPSILON PI TAU

Dr. Wright Receives The Distinguished Service Citation 11/2019 at Millersville University (pictured with Dr. Tom Bell and Dr. Len Litowitz).

IGVC

Millersville University participated in IGVC 2019 for the first time (June 7-10). IGVC A.Li.E.N. Design Paper

 

AEST Promo Video by Andy Miller, 5/14/18

 

Dr. Wright becomes the 8th recipient of the highly prestigious Charles W. Keith Award at the 2013 ATMAE Conference. Only 10 awards have been issued in the 50+ year history of the professional organization. Dr. Lynda Kenny, 2013 Board of Directors Chair, is pictured above with Dr. Wright.

NAO NEXT GEN

NAO PRICE DROP

PATTON ROBOTICS

RIXAN ASSOCIATES

UPENN GRASP Lab